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Congresswoman Lawrence to join members of Congressional Black Caucus in Tulsa to mark anniversary


Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence is scheduled to join members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of a race-based massacre in the city.

On May 31st and June 1st, 1921 in a Tulsa neighborhood known as “Black Wall Street, a White mob killed or wounded hundreds of people, most of them African Americans.

The mob burned more than 30 blocks of Black-owned businesses, homes and churches in the area.

The Congressional Black Caucus is among those commemorating the century-old massacre, with members of Congress including Michigan’s Brenda Lawrence, South Carolina’s Jim Clyburn and California’s Maxine Waters, among others.

In a statement the Caucus says members will discuss how the massacre has, quote, “direct implications on ongoing efforts to close the racial wealth gap.”

The White House says President Biden will also visit Tulsa today (Tuesday).